Evaluate technology and its effect within a health care organization

Evaluate technology and its effect within a health care organization

 

 

Digital Health Technologies

 

 

 

Evaluate technology and its effect within a health care organization

Increasingly, evidence-based practice is being built not only on scientific studies, but on clinical data, as well. Nurse leaders are asking timely, relevant questions about their practice setting. Such questions include workflow, patient outcomes, and financial results. The nurse leader relies on information or data that are precise, clear, and accessible. Furthermore, the data must be verifiable and comprehensive. Imagine wondering what the cost for care is on a particular nursing unit only to find some of the data missing or miscoded.

Much of the data used to answer organizational and practice questions come from sources used for other purposes. For example, when a patient’s weight is recorded in the medical record, the primary use for the data is in direct patient care. A secondary use might be to answer the clinical question “Do patients maintain their weight while on hyperalimentation?” When using data for secondary purposes, the individual’s information is aggregated with a population of similar patients. By using quality data, the nurse leader is participating in knowledge discovery.

“High-quality data requires a very clear understanding of the meaning, context, and intent of the data—unambiguous and, ideally, standardized computable definitions of data that can form the basis for future safe decision making” (Manos, 2012, para. 2). The DNP-prepared leader must be skilled at asking the right questions and gathering the right data to effectively and accurately solve clinical and organizational problems.

This assessment asks you to give a presentation, based on the work you have completed in the first two assessments. Part of the evaluation of this assessment is your ability to make and communicate data-driven decisions related to creating an implementation plan and stakeholder buy-in.

 

Ethical and legal issues relating to health care technology

Evaluate technology and its effect within a health care organization

 

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Identify the goals, elements, and overall scope of a plan most likely to garner leadership support.
  • Make data-driven decisions.
  • Competency 2: Evaluate technology and its effect within a health care organization.
    • Analyze critical elements necessary to the effective use of proposed health care technology.
  • Competency 3: Evaluate and solve ethical and legal issues relating to health care technology.
    • Identify a patient safety issue that can be meaningfully addressed using new health care technology.
    • Articulate steps for evaluating and resolving potential ethical and legal issues associated with technology implementation.
  • Competency 4: Address assessment purpose in a well-organized text, incorporating appropriate evidence and tone in grammatically sound sentences.
    • Present a technology implementation plan to executive leaders.

 

Evaluate technology and its effect within a health care organization: What is the impact of technology on healthcare?

Evaluate technology and its effect within a health care organization

 

Reference

Manos, D. (2012). Data integrity is essential for HIEs, says AHIMA. http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/data-integrity-essential-hies-ahima-says

You should complete this assessment third.

Note: The assessments in this course must be completed in the order presented; subsequent assessments should be built on both your earlier work and your instructor’s feedback on earlier assessments. If you choose to submit assessments prematurely, without considering and integrating your instructor’s feedback, your assessment may be returned ungraded, resulting in your loss of an assessment attempt.

Professional Context

Assessment 2 integration plan for the new or updated technology you proposed for the organization.

Instruction

Plan for implementing the new or upgraded health information technology, based on the technology change proposal you developed for Assessment 2.

The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that, at a minimum, you address each criterion. You may also want to read the Technology Integration Presentation Scoring Guide to better understand how each criterion will be assessed.

  • Identify the goals, elements, and overall scope of an implementation plan most likely to garner leadership support.
  • What are the key factors having potential effects on outcomes?
  • What principles of effective change leadership would you apply to the development of your implementation strategy?
  • Analyze elements critical to the effective use of the proposed technology.
    • Consider the resource requirements to implement the plan.
    • Consider the influence of end users and other stakeholders on successful implementation.
    • Include any evidence you have to support your analysis.
  • Make data-driven decisions.
    • Collect appropriate and accurate data to generate evidence for nursing practice improvement.
    • Include the outcome measures that will provide evidence of successful implementation.
    • Assess the value and utility of particular evaluation tools in measuring the impact of the new or upgraded technology on outcomes.
  • Articulate steps for evaluating and resolving potential ethical and legal issues associated with technology implementation.
    • Are there clear cause-and-effect relationships among organizational functions, processes, and ethical and legal behaviors?
    • What are the ethical and legal implications of evaluating safety and quality outcomes associated with the change?
    • How can nurse leaders guide and support interprofessional care teams as ethical and legal issues arise?
  • Present a technology implementation plan to executive leaders.
    • Consider the information needs of your audience and any potential concerns they might have about the plan.
      • What questions or objections are they likely to raise?
      • How would you respond?
    • Express your key points clearly and coherently, and support your assertions and conclusions with credible evidence.
    • Apply applicable APA formatting to citations and references.
    • Proofread your slides to minimize errors that could distract the audience and make it more difficult to focus on the substance of your paper

Supporting Evidence

  • Cite a minimum of eight credible sources from peer-reviewed journals or professional industry publications to support the paper..

Evaluate technology and its effect within a health care organization

Evaluate technology and its effect within a health care organization